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of american troops in afghanistan this weekend. >> reporter: before leaving to iraq america's defense secretary headed to afghanistan to see for himself the situation there and speak to the troops. this is the area where most of the fighting has been taking place in recent years and where the majority of u.s. forces are. this is his first overseas trip since being appointed to his new role and afghanistan is a key responsibility for panetta. the defense secretary has been very upbeat about the prospects of defeating al-qaeda during this trip. he said if they can keep the military pressure up on them and also capture or kill less than 20 of the terror group's key leaders still operating in countries between here and afghanistan and north africa, then they will have an effect strategically -- in effect strategically defeated them. his assessment comes as afghanistan prepares for the gradual drawdown of u.s. troops due to begin this summer. 10,000 are due to leave this year and another 23,000 in 2012. the defense secretary also said he hoped to drive the taliban to peace talks during the
afghanistan and iraq. >>> he did rehab for three months to walk again after three tours of duty and a serious jury he is ready to go back. >> if they call i am going. >> he expects to have more surgery on his back soon. >>> now that the lock out is over and red skins are at training camp who is already injured. sports up next >>> off the wall coming up we have got football. >> yes, we do. >> we also have some body not wearing a coat we will explain why coming up next  hershey's bliss. one square inch of indulgence... joy... pleasure. one square inch of extra smooth, rich chocolate. hershey's bliss. what once took huge computers can now be stored on a single flash drive. yep, 4 gigs, just $5.99. will wonders never cease? [ male announcer ] staples has amazing back to school deals, like flash drives for $5.99. that was easy. >> >> making world headlines syrian tabbings shelling civilians, killing 13 overnight they stormed the central city right before dawn witnesses reporting intense gunfire some 16,000 people have died in the brutal crackdown since april. >> we are learning of a b
celebrated his last fourth of july as top commander in afghanistan. general pet ray also spent the holiday to add rehad been enlistment ceremonies in kandahar and bagram airfield. the vus its made at lost one soldier feel privileged. >> you can feel the honor when you get a general like general petraeus to come down and do it for us. it peak it feel more important to me. it will be nice being able to call home and tell my mom to check it out on tv and tell my family that i got to do this, something that i'll never be able to do again. >> the general says the effort will center on the eastern border with pakistan. >>> it was a fourth of july to remember for the sweet and ballmer children now of bowie children. >> their mom and dad tied the knot. the wedding brought together two war-torn families. bob barnard with that ceremony. >> reporter: beneath the towering air force memorial overlooking the nation's capital, amid the bus loads of tourists on this hazy summer day appears a white stretch limo and in it, two families scarred by war. >> chris actually picked the 4th. he tells me that i'm h
billion in aid to afghanistan over the past ten years. >>> well, the nfl lockout is over. and hopefully all is forgiven. it took more than four months for both sides to reach a deal. it was announced in washington yesterday that there was a deal. the players association executive board voted unanimously on a new 10-year labor deal. the free agency period is under way, which leads some redskins fans and players wondering who will stay and who will go. >> i'm totally lost right now. just like a lot of guys are. >> mcnabb, is he going to be back this year? >> yes. i think maybe. i don't know. [ laughing ] >> you and the rest of us. >> if all goes according to plan, training camp will begin on thursday and full contact practices will begin on saturday. >>> the lawyer defending the norwegian mass murderer says the confessed killer may plead insanity. the country is still reeling from the brutal attacks that killed dozens. >> reporter: norwegians covered central oslon a field of flowers to remember the 76 victims of last week's violent rampage. >> it is so terrible. it's so difficult to under
at the height of the wars in iraq and afghanistan, walter reid came under fire for failing soldiers and their families. it was systemic neglect so shocking it demanded immediate action by president bush and leaders in congress. it was too late for walter reid. after a final salute from the military it served, walter reid will close. a place of healing taking its place in history. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> and coming up tonight in our next half hour of news 4 at 5:00, we'll have an exclusive look at the facility that will replace walter reed, and the cutting edge technology thatp be used to help soldiers rebound from war. >>> a robber who targeted a family dollar store. the holdup happened in glen burnie, maryland july 14th. the suspect covered his right hand with a pair of gym shorts and forced an employee to give him money from the cash register. if you recognize the man in the picture, call anne arundel county police. >>> carolyn anne galagos was arrested last night after she refused to stop her vehicle. officers turned on their sirens and lights, but she refused to p
feisty. >> at 5:31, senators are visiting troops in afghanistan. next at 5:14. howard will look at our chances for storms this week in the 7- day forecast. keep it here. 's tough. so our dentist recommended act. [ male announcer ] act mouthwash restores enamel and makes teeth up to 2 times stronger. act. stronger teeth and fresher breath in every bottle. fiber one. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? uh, try the number one! i've never heard of that. [ wife ] it's great. it's a sweet honey cereal, you'll love it. yeah, this is pretty good. are you guys alright? yeah. [ male announcer ] half a days worth of fiber. not that anyone has to know. fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. >>> welcome back to 9 news. a holiday for many people in the area. they will have backyard barbecues, out on the mall, and they are anxious to hear the forecast. >> reporter: we may have a few thunderstorms in spots this afternoon. the better chance, virginia and then maryland, the farther south you go, rain chances going up. last night, all the damag
. he made the statement to reporters on a flight to afghanistan. he said new intelligence, air strikes and the killing of osama bin laden have all but paralyzed the terrorist organization. >> now is the moment. now is the moment following what happened with bin laden to put maximum pressure on them. because i do believe that if we continue this effort that we can really cripple al qaeda. >> secretary panetta also confirmed that the cia joined the u.s. military in air strikes aimed at taking out al qaeda leadership in yemen. once in afghanistan he had dinner with a afghan president hamid karzai. >>> chris matthews show follows us, followed by "meet the press". >> coming up at 10:00, the politics of the disastrous unemployment situation are terrible for this president. but in the debt talks, is the republican right wing handing barack obama. and the hard line that could deprive drive the country to default. or is it possible that the president will take the political blame if the country does default even though he tried hard to compromise. michele bachmann going from 0 to 60. has the go
petraeus is saying good-bye to his troops in afghanistan. he will soon be the new director of the cia. he spoke with mandy clark of cbs news about the president's plan to withdraw 1/3 of u.s. troops over the next year. >> it is no secret that you wanted a slower draw down. do you feel you have enough troops to do the job? >> first, it is probably time to stop second guessing the decision only the president can make. only he has the full range of issues and considerations he has to deal with. that decision has been made and it is now the job of military commanders and troopers to get on with it. >> well, in afghanistan, general petraeus led a re- enlistment ceremony for hundreds of our troops. >>> in just a few hours, the jury in the casey anthony murder trial gets back to work. it spent the 4th of july holiday listening to closing arguments and getting deliberations underway. melissa rainey has more on the tragic murder case that has people captivated. >> after six weeks of testimony, jurors in the casey anthony trial went to the deliberation room monday. >> members of the jury, you may r
that opium production in afghanistan's helmand province has declined for the third year in a row. at the hearing, a de a witness described some of the difficulties his agency has experienced try to extradite high-level drug traffickers from afghanistan to the united states. this is an hour-and-a-half. >> the purpose of the hearing is to address our counternarcotics efforts in afghanistan as we begin the drawdown of international troops. i hope we can all agree that the taliban has morphed into a hybrid. it is one part terrorist organization and one part global drug trafficking organization. for the past today years, virtually every heroin processing lab raided by the dea, special forces, and afghan police has ties to the taliban. what they find is not only large quantities of opium and heroin, but also improvised explosive devices, bomb making materials, and taliban training manuals. in one raid last year, 2056 pounds of high-grade heroin with a wholesale value of $56 million was seized. experts agree it may take many years to get the drug trade in afghanistan under control. as t
would say you have done far than enough. came in a remote part of afghanistan. a bullet went through both his legs. instead of ducking for cover, he lunges for that grenade and hurls it back. but as he did so, it detonated. the sergeant sacrificed his right hand to save the lives of eight of his comrades and president obama told the story as he presented that medal. >> i had never seen someone hurt so bad. his soldiers were amazed at what leroy did next. despite his wounds, he remains calm. he put on his own turnakit and continued to leave, giving orders. even telling the medics how to treat his wounds. >> to be singled out is very humbling. i consider every one of our men and women in uniform serving here, abroad to be our heros. all uniformed services. >> you know, these brave souls say the same thing, don't they? i was just doing my job. the medal says it differently. it says for bravery above and beyond the call of duty and by the way, the sergeant is the only, or is only the second living service member from afghanistan to earn this medal. anita. >> wow. derek, thank you. a
about the u.s. fight -- rather in afghanistan. leon panetta said defeat is, quote, within reach. he made the statement to reporters on a flight to afghanistan. it's his first trip to that country since becoming defense secretary last week. he said new intelligence, air strikes and the killing of osama bin laden have all but paralyzed al qaeda. >> now is the moment. now is the moment following what happened with bin laden to put maximum pressure on them. because i do believe that if we continue this effort that we can really cripple al qaeda. >> secretary panetta also confirmed that the cia joined the u.s. military in air strikes aimed at taking out al qaeda leadership in yemen. once in afghanistan he had dinner with ma mid karzai. >> the newlywed royal couple will go from the glitz to the gritty as they wrap up their north american trip. they are in los angeles. they got to attend a high-priced polo charity match. gina kim shows us their day full of fun, food, and glamour. >> reporter: a royal visit to tinsel town wouldn't be complete without a walk down the red carpet. saturday night so
, a suicide bomber has killed the mayor of kandahar, afghanistan. afghan officials say the assassination happened at the mayor's office just after he arrived for work this morning. the mayor is the third major political figure in afghanistan killed this month. >>> more breaking news from abroad. take a look at this video from south korea right now. crews are out trying to save people trapped by torrential rain and landslides. these dangerous conditions killed at least 22 people. among the dead, ten college students out doing volunteer work. more than 800 homes are also flooded in seoul and the surrounding areas. about 15 inches of rain fell in just 17 hours. >>> one of mt. rainier's top police officers is waking up in police custody this morning. police say officer gene gillette tried to sexually abuse a young man and then shot him as he tried to run away. news 4's tracee wilkins is live in mt. rainier with the latest. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. gene gillette has been with the mt. rainier police department for three years. first year he was voted rookie of the
it submitted for protecting government employees in iraq and afghanistan. a judge has already dismissed several claims in the lawsuit, including one that accuses blackwater of billing the government for prostitutes. >>> loved ones have said their good-byes to amy winehouse today at a funeral. family and close friends attended the private ceremony in london. the singer's father gave the eulogy and ended it with the words "good night, my angel. sleep tight. mummy and daddy love you ever so much." the autopsy investigators hoped would determine how she died came back inconclusive. now authorities are waiting on results from a toxicology test, which could take up to a month to complete. winehouse struggled with drug and alcohol abuse. a member of her security team found the 27-year-old dead on saturday. >>> this morning, officials at baltimore gas and electric are looking into what went wrong after some of its customers were left in the heat during the hottest day in 75 years. "the balitmore sun" reports the company cycled off air-conditioners for hours on friday as part of an energy savings progra
.s. into another recession. >>> the first troops to leave afghanistan as part of the u.s. drawdown have handed over their security responsibilities to afghan forces. the 650 members of the iowa national guard's first squadron, 113th cavalry regiment are on their way home now. they completed 3,800 combat missions and trained 400 afghan police officers. president obama announced last month that he would pull 10,000 u.s. troops out of afghanistan in 2011, and the remaining 23,000 by next summer. >>> today, members of congress will join family members who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks. they will help stitch together an american flag that became tattered and worn following the september 11th attacks. the flag once hung at the construction site overlooking ground zero. it has since traveled the country getting one stitch after another in all 50 states. once finished, the flag will language in the national 9/11 memorial museum that is now under construction at ground zero. >>> some members of congress are now calling for an investigation here in the united states. this move comes after journalists f
, meier charged into a remote taliban-controlled village in afghanistan, looking for four members of his team. he found them shot to death. even though he was already wounded by shrapnel, meier helped carry his comrades from the kill zone. meier is from kentucky, and was later based in hawaii before he left active duty last year. meier will join two army sergeants as the only living medal of honor recipients from the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >>> coming up on news4, a bill challenge for metro not middle of a heatwave. ♪ >>> a musical group protesters took center stage in a walmart store. >>> staging a war between the states was not an easy task in triple digit heat. >>> the family of la-shea mclean makes a plea for the killer to come forward. this as police pass out this reward poster in this troubling case of murder. i'm pat collins. the story, coming up. news4. >>> coming up in sports, another twist in the always-changing nfl labor talks. plus, the nats' bryce harper trying to slug hes way out of a slump make the people who walked these streets before us were just like you and me
french soldiers and one afghan civilian is dead after a bomb exploded in eastern afghanistan. three other soldiers and three afghanis were also wounded in that blast. the troops had been guarding a meeting of local leaders when a terrorist detonated the bomb. the attack comes a day after french president, nicolas sarkozy, announces that he's pulling out a quarter of france's 4,000 troops involved in nato-led operations in afghanistan by the end of next year. >>> a new warning by president obama will likely overshadow the fourth straight day of debt negotiations today. the president said last night that he couldn't guarantee that social security checks and payments to veterans and the disabled would be with mailed on time if a deal isn't done by august 2nd. but republicans say a deal won't happen if democrats don't give up on tax hikes. >> our president thinks that he's got to condition any prescription to fix these programs on tax increases. again, if that's what he's looking for, we're not going there. >> senate gop leader mitch mcconnell also outlined a proposal that would give the pres
in afghanistan, a deadly bombing at the funeral of hamid karzai's half brother. >> plus not bluffing, the president issues a warning for congressional leaders before walking out of the latest debt meeting. >>> and now, ample warning, metro announcing a year's worth of station closings, including a major one during one of the busiest travel times of the year. good morng. i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. eun yang is off today. welcome to "news 4 today" as we take a live look outside right now. it's 5:00 a.m. and we are down at 68 degrees. so much cooler than it's been the last couple of morning. and it's going to stay this way for awhile. >> i just thought i could hear a chorus of aaah off in the distance. >> and applause for you. >> thank you very much. thank you very much. well, we've had a wonderful change occur overnight. you can see it in the sky there. look at the visibility. excellent visibility this morning. the summer haze is gone. and temperature down to a comfy 71 at reagan national. mid 70s right by the bay, just a mile away from the waters. down into the 60s on t
of this stuff if you did not know what it was? >> i refuse to go to afghanistan because it was against my conditions. >> he went awol on the fourth of july and he told investigators that he wanted to get even from the army. he was planning to detonate two bonds at restaurants frequented by soldiers. >> we just go to work every day and try to do the right thing. it is aggravating that somebody what think something like that. >> according to this court document, there evidence against naser abdo includes guns and ammo and an article titled " make a bomb. in the bomb" -->> president obama and the major auto makers have reached a deal to double to the efficiency standards by 2025. the pledge to increase fuel economy to 54.5 miles per hour. the president said today oppose the agreement is a major breakthrough. >> this agreement represents the single most important step we have ever taken as a nation to reduce our dependence on foreign oral. >> the president says better gas mileage thewill save gas prices. >>> around here today i do not think anybody cares about mpg they care about their condit
that served in iraq and afghanistan. those patients that are sure will transition into the center in bethesda in the coming weeks. the center at walter reed will close and be handed over to the city on september 15. >>> metro is stepping in to ease gridlock associated with the brac realignment. on august 8 there will be a new bus route between metro and the mark center. >>> looking around the region. a missing seven months old baltimore boy -- jonae boozer faces trial the abduction assault, and burglary charges. police say he took the boy from his father's home on friday. he was found monday morning in northeast washington. >>> last week's heat wave took its toll in maryland. health officials say three people died from heat related illnesses. they include a prince george's county man, a baltimore woman and a man from somerset county on the eastern shore. all of them had underlying health conditions. >>> the west nile virus has been discovered in the district. the disease was found in mosquitoes samples and cleveland park, woodley park and adams morgan. the risk of infection is low but people
all the way back to the first world war. 18th thousand troops who served in iraq and afghanistan have been treated. many of them will be here today for the special ceremony. patients will be transported to bethesda in the coming weeks. jummy olabanji reporting from northwest, abc 7 news. >>> metro is stepping in to help with gridlock associated with the brac realignment. on august 8, metro will implement the new metro bus route between the pentagon and mark center. and it will enhance several other routes in anticipation of the relocation of thousands of military personnel. >>> taking a look around the region the teenager found with a missing seven-month-old baltimore baby will be charged as an adult. 16-year-old jonae boozer faces out deduction assault, and burglary charges. she took the boy from his father's baltimore home on friday. they were found monday morning in northeast washington. >>> the heatwave last week took a toll on maryland. three people died from the related illnesses. that includes a prince george's county man, a baltimore woman and a man from somerset county on th
in washington as well as at quantico and in iraq and afghanistan. that's our broadcast for now tonight. >> have a great weekend.
and afghanistan. police are investigating a list of possibly 4,000 victims. the tabloid's last edition will go out on sunday. >>> this morning, a tragic reminder of just how important it is to be careful when trying to catch a baseball at a baseball game. a fan in texas has died after falling out of the stands while trying to catch a ball. we do have video of the incident, but we want to warn you you may find it very disturbing. the fan tried to catch a ball tossed to him by texas rangers outfielder josh hamilton. the man fell head first about 20 feet and landed behind a 14-foot high wall supporting a video board, landed on concrete. paramedics rushed him to the hospital where he died. the rangers are not giving many details about the injuries that led to his death. >>> a prince george's county man is in custody this morning charged with two murders that took place more than a decade ago. police arrested cedric schuler of ft. washington yesterday. they say he killed 26-year-old renee best of northwest washington in february of 1998 and 29-year-old edward gray of northwest washington a year later.
afghanistan. afghan officials say the assassination happened at the mayor's office just after he arrived for work this morning. the mayor had been mentioned as a man who might replace afghani president hamid karzai's half brother within karzai's inner circle. >>> landslides killed at least 19 people and left one child missing in south korea. heavy rains caused the deadly landslides. rescue workers tried to save those trapped. about 800 homes are flooded. >>> the debt showdown has hit another snag. house speaker john boehner's plan to raise the debt ceiling is scheduled for a vote tomorrow. his plan would cut spending by less than $1 trillion over the next year rather than the $1.2 trillion he had said. meanwhile, the white house has threatened to veto the speaker's bill if it were to pass both houses. another vote on a competing plan proposed by democratic senator harry reid has yet to be scheduled. >>> once the vote has taken place, congressman david wu has said he will leave office. he is bowing to political pressure following a report in the oregonian newspaper
including a year-long deployment to afghanistan where she was the first woman in the corps to command units in a war zone. >> they didn't pick me up as come here, you're the tallest female we've got. you need to be in charge of the battle zone. it was because that was what my job required as the co of the camp. >> while it prides itself on not seeing race or gender, this accomplishment is garnering the new commanding officer lots of attention. >> i got cards and letters from around the country. congratulating me. is there a possibility to not let those people down? yeah, there is. >> reporter: still, brigadier reynolds has a bigger responsibility, continuing the mission of making marines. >> the bottom line is we're going to have to put out about 20,000 new recruits here every year. that's my priority is in an era of shrinking budgets, how do i maintain a quality and not wear them out. >> on paris island south carolina, evan johnson, wtlc news. >> good morning. thank you for watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. i think if anybody is up to the task, she is. >> here's angie goff. anny hong starts
the latest in a string of legal problems for the company. once it wraps up its work in iraq and afghanistan. the company is now known as xe and is moving to arlington. >>> tonight on the news edge at 11:00 a serial slasher is on the loose in fairfax county. a man's cut several women at busy shopping malls. police are worried it's only going to get worse. >>> a congressman is arrested outside the white house today. find out why on the news edge at 11:00. >>> now that the lockout finally over donovan mcnabb is as good as gone and that leaves the big hole in the quarterback position. >> at redskins park today fox 5's sports director dave feldman spoke to some guy. i've heard him show up at redskins park talking a lot of smack, hasn't played football in five years and this is our leader. >> maybe. his name is john beck. went on national radio a while ago, said he was going to be the redskins starting quarterback. the second round pick out of byu has not backed down from that statement since, something i discussed with him earlier this afternoon. john beck as happy as anybody the lockout is now
barbecue sauce. subway. eat fresh®. >>> the mayor of kandahar afghanistan, was killed in a suicide bombing. he was leaving a meeting today when someone detonated a bombing. this is the second time in a week that someone has been killed by suicide bombers. >>> officers are accused of shooting them on the danzeinger bridge. prosecutors claim it was part of a cover-up. but the police officers argue they were just defending themselves. two people died in the shooting. >>> the identity of the jurors who served in the casey anthony murder trial will not be released for another three months. >> the judge said he made his decision based on the concerns of the jurors' safety. the judge says his order will give people a chance to cool off before jurors' private information goes public. anthony was found guilty for lying to police but she was released 12 days later. >> juror names are usually released in florida, as soon as a verdict is rendered. >>> police claims police shot him when they didn't have to. but the officers say the man led them on a chase and even tried to run them over. the man put hi
-ops were used to get them to support the war in afghanistan but the general declares the accusations are unfounded. >>> it wasn't exactly an invasion but part of the mexican army wound up in texas by accident. they crossed the rio grand into texas in four hum vs over a bridge across the boundary line but once they were in the us, they had to keep going to check in with customs officials. >> i couldn't answer whether they were armed or not, but i can tell you that they were conducting their work that they do as military, and somehow they lost sight of the boundary line and entered the us territory. >> well, they were questioned, not detained nor charged. the mexican military says they were carrying out reconnaissance on the border when they made a mistake. >>> coming up on the news edge at 11:00, thousands of dollars in copper stolen from pepco. you're not going to believe who police say is behind the theft. >>> the debt deadlock on capitol hill having an unexpected effect on airline fees but you're probably not seeing any savings, coming up on the news edge at 11:00. [ male announcer
.m.  >>> following developments in afghanistan where the mayor of kandahar was assassinated overnight the suicide bomber killed the mayor at a meeting of tribal leaders in his office the bomber hid the explosive in his turban tribal elders is usually not searched and searching turbans is considered disrespectful. >> state department issued a new travel warning lingering anger of osama bin laden, there is still a risk of anti american violence worldwide americans are urged to take extra precautions when travelling overseas, the department fears terrorists might be planning reprisele attacks in europe, asia, africa and middle east. >>> leavy rain and -- heavy rain and flooding in south korea, the worst in 100 years 32 are dead dozens missing rescue crews trying to save people, trains triggered multiple land slides across the country, one killed 10 students the land slides flooded hundreds of homes and blocked roads. >>> 6-year-old girl attacked bay shark says she forgives the shark for biting her leg because he didn't really mean to do it. lucy magnum was baggy boarding with her mom in north caroli
in afghanistan. he was looking for four of his team members. he found them, shot to death. even though he was already wounded by shrapnel, meyer helped carry his comrades from the kill zone. the date of the award ceremony hasn't been announced. he will be the first marine to receive the medal of honor in more than 41 years. >>> the united states post office has a list of 3,600 post offices that may be closing. we'll find out tuesday who is on it. the move comes as mail volume is down nationwide. the postal service lost $8 billion in revenue last year, due to the recession. e-mail and online bill-paying. also on tuesday, the post master general will announce a new concept to replace offices in neighborhoods that are shut down. >>> china has a reputation for being the source of a lot of cheap knockoffs. >> but how about a fake apple store? a blogger living with her husband in a city in southwest china snapped shots of not one, but three fake shops, same wooden tables, similarly dressed workers, but with some discrepancies. real apple stores don't say apple store on them. and if they did, th
. >> yay! >> specialist blake is set to return home from afghanistan in december. >> i don't realize you could do that. >> wait until they have the ipad that's that big, you could stand in front of an ipad and kiss it too. i suppose. >> virtual. >>> we better go to weather. >> yes, we do. >> you were right, 93 didn't sound much better when we talked about it today. but it felt better. >> you don't think of waterspouts with pennsylvania, too often. this is erie county, pennsylvania, and this is bear beach just off bear beach, northwestern area of the state. it forms, a strong line of thunderstorms came through yesterday. and it dissipated before it came on to land. of course, around here what we saw was pockets of heavy rain and flash flooding yesterday. our high temperature today 95 degrees after starting out at 76, boy, that sure was nice. the average high 89 degrees, over the next couple days, temperatures are still going to remain above the average high. today, though, the nicest since july 17th, when the humidity was way down too. all that ugly heat, the monster heat is going to retu
this freedom salute ceremony for the soldiers who returned from deployment in iraq and afghanistan. one of them, for 9-year-old staff sergeant kenneth joyce, earned a purple -- 49-year-old staff sergeant kenneth joyce earned a purple heart after being hit by shrapnel. it took him three months to learn to work again. after three tours of duty here's how the staff sergeant responded when asked if he would go back. >> i'm here. if it's called, i'm going. >> staff sergeant joyce expects to have more surgery on his back very soon. >>> here's what we're working on for the news edge at 11:00, commuters coming back to their cars to find tires and rims gone, where people are being targeted by thieves. >>> a husband and wife serving in the air force score a home run during a trip to the ballpark, their life changing lucky break coming up.  >>> the ex-astronaut banished from nasa after attacking a romantic rival has been kicked out of the navy. lisa novak will be forced to retire with an other than honorable discharge. she was accused of confronting a woman at the orlando airport in 2007. her dis
of the nato mission in both afghanistan and libya and frankly is going to be a target and it looks like today was the day unfortunately. >> police believe these attacks are related. do you have any insight as to why? they are so different, the bombing that we see, the result of downtown oslow and at a camp. why do they believe these two are related? because of the timing? >> the timing is the most obvious factor. these are both terrorist tactics that have been used previously by al-qaeda and al- qaeda inspired groups. what happened in mumbai in 2008, killed over 150 people. that's a mass shooting, bombings are a common occurrence in iraq and other places where al-qaeda is used vehicle born explosive devices. >> what kind of planning went into this? obviously more than one person. >> right, it's very sophisticated attack and another reason to suspect that there's a larger terrorism network involved here. it's unlikely that a single dure durageed individual -- as well as carry out this attack. two-prong attack, both very different methods, potentially by the same individual. we know there i
news after this. >>> in afghanistan, a former northern virginia resident servings athe mayor of kandahar has been assassinated. he was killed by a suicide bomber while meeting with local leaders in capped hare. the taliban claiming responsibility. the u.s. ambassador condemned the killing but says it is a sign of taliban's weakness that they can no longer conduct large-scale operations. >>> a story that we covered earlier this year. william caldwell did not engauge in psychological operations against u.s. senators as first reported. the thee-star army general has been cleared following an investigation into allegations that he ordered soldiers to use mind games. the pentagon's inspector general says there is no truth to the accusations. >>> the tsa is facing a discrimination lawsuit accused of not hiring a man because he is missing a hand. michael costantino applied as a security koreaner at la guardia airport. he says he passed the interviews, background check and thought he passed a physical exam but he says the t system a disqualified him for the job because he only has on
weekend. >>> in afghanistan, the taliban says that reports that its leader has been killed are false. they say the message was the result of a phone hack. an alleged announcement that he was dead sparked rumors that he had died. >>> prime minister david cameron is set for face british lawmakers today under pressure over the widening crisis. he says he is not responsible and herd okay suggested that top exec ditchs who resigned in recent days aren't responsible -- that top executives who resigned in recent days aren't responsible. >> do you feel that you are ultimately responsible for the whole fiasco. >> no. the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> during the proceedings, a protester tried to throw a shaving cream pie at murdoch. the man was quickly arrested. murdoch's son james also testified and apologized for the scandal and former news of the world editor rebecca brooks denied paying police for information. news corp. is the parent company of fox 5. >>> new allegations against vince gray's campaign. did s
in afghanistan, since june he says he's received excellent care at walter reed and sorry to see it go. >> it's a bummer it's closing >> there's no room to expand to meet the changing demands of the complexity of the warriors we have now. >> reporter: the army's golden knights parachute team added some excitement to a melancholy atmosphere as hundreds came to say goodbye. >> we are absolutely thrilled we have so many people come out to acknowledge the historic event that represents. 100 years of service. >> reporter: in a ceremony called casing the colors the walter reed army medical center flag was rolled up by the center's command sergeant maker marking the inactivation of the unit. >> it was sad. it was the end of a very historical era but it was also the beginning of joy. >> reporter: walter reed will no longer be an army hospital but the name of the famous army doctor who helped eradicate yellow fever will carry over to bethesda naval hospital. that will be named walter reed national military center. >> we're taking the legacy, moving to it bethesda and entering a new era of joint medici
dark. paychecks for troops in afghanistan and iraq and based around the world could stop. f.a.a. towers could shut down. so could the f.b.i. and the c.i.a., border crossings could close, safety inspections of food americans eat and cargo that enters our ports could halt. literally every function of governmentould cease. social security checks, payments to our veterans. we've heard that before. there would be no discussion of which operations and personnel were essential. all the payments would very likely stop. some have said we could priorize which bills to pay. even if that wouldn't irreparably damage our nation's reputation and credit in the global economy a the globe at community, which it would, is also a complete fiction. our government won't even be able to cover the bills due on august 3. it will simply run out of money and because we'll be in default and our credit rating trashed, we'll be able to borrow the money not again to keep running, even if we wanted to. that's a picture secretary geithner painted. like i said, it's grim. many of my republican colleagues understand this
david petraeus stepped down from his post as the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. there was a change of command ceremony this morning where he officially gave control of the mission to lieutenant colonel david rodriguez. general petraeus plans to retire from the army at the end of august. he will then assume the cia director's job september 6th. >>> doctors treated hosni mubarak are denying rumors this morning that the former egyptian president suffered a stroke or is in a coma. the medical team mubarak had low blood pressure and felt dizzy but that he's now in stable condition. the 83-year-old has been hospitalized since april for heart trouble. he's also under arrest on charges he ordered the killing of protestors during egypt's uprising. >>> this morning a colorado woman is in trouble accused of groping a tsa agent. the tsa says 61-year-old ukari mahame grabbed a tsa agent's breast at the airport. mahame admits to grabbing the agent. she faces a felony sexual abuse charge. >>> sears posted an online ad selling the ipad2 for $69. here's a look at the ad from techcrunch.com. sears s
. stay with us >>> we're following a developing story in afghanistan this morning. a bodyguard has assassinated the half-brother of afghan president hamid karzai. hamid wally karzai was head of the kandahar provincial council. he recently was accused of being on the cia payroll and of being involved in drug trafficking. he denied the charges. this morning, the taliban is claiming responsibility for his assassination. >>> wikileaks' editor in chief, julian assange, was in court today, appealing extradition to sweden. he's accused of sexually assaulting two women. assange denies the allegations. many of his supporters say it's a conspiracy to keep assange and wikileaks from exposing anymore government secrets. >>> in just a couple of hours, congressional leaders will head back to the white house with the clock quickly ticking toward the debt limit deadline. so far there's been little progress and now the president is turning up the heat. nbc's kristen dahlgren has the latest. >> this is the same shot you had yesterday, except we're wearing ties today. >> reporter: the president point
in afghanistan. the taliban now says it is responsible for a suicide attack that killed the mayor of kandahar. afghan officials say the assassination happened at the mayor's office just after he arrived for work this morning. the mayor had been mentioned as a person who might replace afghani president's hamid karzai's half brother within karzai's inner circle. >>> we are also on top of a developing story out of south korea. at least 32 people are now dead after heavy rains caused massive landslides. many of those killed were college students who were there doing volunteer work. take a look at this video of rescue crews teaming up trying to save people trapped in the rushing water. the heavy rain also destroyed several buildings. >>> with just six days until the nation's first default, the debt showdown has hit yet another snag. a vote on house speaker john boehner's plan to raise the debt ceiling is postponed until tomorrow. the delay came after a report from the congressional budget office showed that boehner's plan would cut spending by $1 trillion over ten years rather than the $1.2 trilli
. during a stint in afghanistan, she was the first female marine to become a lead commander in a battle zone. >>> the june jobs report is out and it was all around terrible news for the economy. unemployment went up and employers added a meager number of jobs. brian mooar has the story. >> reporter: u.s. employment virtually stalled last month. a net growth of just 18,000 jobs. that nudged the unemployment rate to 9.2% and raises some serious recovery concerns. >> our economy as a whole just isn't producing nearly enough jobs for everybody who is looking. >> reporter: president obama blamed economic head winds, natural disasters, sky high gas prices, and government budget cuts that slashed 39,000 jobs. despite an early morning rain in louisville, kentucky, people began lining up before dawn to apply for one of 1800 jobs at a retooled ford plant. >> opportunities like this don't come around this often. so i had to be here early. >> reporter: while the economy added 6,000 manufacturing jobs in june that's a drop in a very big bucket. >> anyway you cut this data, it's lousy. >> reporter: t
and afghanistan. they're investigating possibly 4,000 victims. the tabloid's last edition will go out on sunday. >>> it is 6:26. 74 degrees. >>> it is indeed the calm before the storm right now. radar is clear, but it won't be for long before the clouds will begin to roll in. meteorologist tom kierein is going to let us know when the rain might start. >>> it's the final countdown for the shuttle program. "atlantis" is all ready to go. the chance the launch will go on for the millions in attendance and the many more waiting to watch on tv. >> you can see the clouds down there. perhaps that's a hint. good morning. i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. thank you for joining us for "news 4 today." it is friday, july 8th, 2010. we' we're going to see when the rain is going to start falling. >>> we do have a very unstable, very wet weather pattern over our region. right now the radar not showing any rain here, but we do have rain here with thunder and lightning east of richmond. much is going to be missing the northern neck. however, the far eastern part of the northern neck may get a brief heavy downp
, a roadside bomb blast killed 18 people in afghanistan. police say a mini bus ran over a bomb in the southern helmand province. no group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. there are children among the dead. 2011 has been a deadly year so far. the united nations reports the number of afghan civilians killed has risen by 15% compared to last year. >>> a handful of teenagers are accused of breaking into a fire station in southeast washington. according to the washington examiner, thieves ransacked the fire station along the atlantic avenue on tuesday while crews were fighting the flames along savannah street. the burglars trashed the watch officer's desk, then stole items, including a uniform, a camera, a wallet, and a firefighter's bmw. the teens, age 14 through 18, reportedly took the car out for a joyride and ditched it. they have identified the teens but so far haven't made any arrests. >>> today will be leslie johnson's last day on the prince george's county council. johnson's resignation takes effect on sunday. the council will hold a special election within 90 days. there a
of families of soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. this comes as the paper's owner, news international, faces similar accusations. authorities say the tabloid "news of the world" tapped into voicemails of families of murder victims. one case involved a teen abducted and killed in 2002. authorities say the tabloid deleted voicemail messages on her cell phone, which gave her family false hope. news international's owner rupert murdoch called the new allegations unacceptable. >>> preparations are under way for the royal couple's visit to california. they will land at the los angeles airport tomorrow. they're only in los angeles for three days. the duke and duchess will attend a business event for british trade at the beverly hills hilton hotel. a charity polo match. and a job fair. the couple is taking extra measures to make sure that they have some privacy. they have legally secured paparazzi-free zones. that means that if the photographers get too close, they could get arrested. >>> meanwhile, the duke and duchess are wrapping up their visit to canada. at the last minute they decided to
but other nations throughout the world. we have officers deployed in afghanistan and iraq and several other countries throughout the world to do just that, to train and to build up that capacity. if your feelings are that we are not doing enough, please give me the information because we're very interested in that type of build up of capacity-building said that it will help protect your homeland and our homeland also. we would very much -- we would be very much interested in that. on the screen and intrusiveness, one of the things you would be interested in is that everything and anything we do within dhs and certainly cdp is an entity within dhs, the civil rights and civil liberties, but we're -- that reviews every activity that we undertake, that we're planning to undertake, and that we are looking to move toward, to ensure that what which is that when we do take actions, we take into account the civil rights and civil liberties that are of the highest trenches of the secretary and all of us that have historically worked this type of effort. the amount of equipment out there is tremendous
in afghanistan. a bodyguard has assassinated the half brother of afghan president hamid karzai. ahmed wali karzai was head of the kandahar provincial council. he recently was accused of being on the cia payroll and being involved in drug trafficking. he denied the charges. >>> our time is 6:07. it is 78 degrees. coming up, new drink size now sold at starbucks. this is a huge drink. the kincaids live here. across the street, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> there's the sunrise over washington. a live look at that gorgeous skyline of the at 6:10 it is now 78 degrees, but the mercury is going a lot higher this morning. it's going to get really, really hot. in fact, record breaking. >> hard to believe that something that beautiful could be so ugly. whe
good care of them. >> during a stint in afghanistan, she was the first female marine to become a lead commander in a battle zone. >>> the state department looking in to reports that syria might be trying to intimidate protesters here in the u.s. the obama administration got reporting that syrian diplomats photographed and videotaped protests here and may have retaliated against demonstrators relatives in ear i can't. the ambassador to the u.s. was called into meet with state department officials earlier this week. >>>s as of this morning, there is a new country on the map. residents of south sudan spent all night celebrating their independence. south sudan voted for independence under the terms of a 2005 peace treaty that ended two decades of civil war in the country. sudan's capital was the first to recognize the new country which is the 193 ready recognized by the united nations. >>> it is 9:38. still ahead, the end of an era in space travel. a look at what's next for nasa now that the shuttle program is coming to an end. >>> and he is one of the most accomplished american tennis pl
-- psychological operations were used to try to get senators to support the war in afghanistan. >>> attorney general holder, scheduled to meet with 9/11 family members concerned over allegations news of the world offered to pay for private phone records of victims of the terror attacks in the u.s. a new york attorney said he and 20 family members will make recommendations to the justice department regarding possible actions the government could take to investigate this story. fox 5 is owned by news corp. the same parent company as news of the world. >> now to the massacre in norway as we get a look at some of the surveillance video, showing the bomb blast in central oslo, the camera was rolling during the first part of last friday's attacks the car bomb exploding in front of government buildings, people shopping inside a store, the suspect in the attack confessed to killing 68 more people at a camp on an island 25 miles away. he had been shooting for an hour when police finally arrived officers say both engines stalled on the way and they had to wait for back up he surrendered immediately wh
that his son, james, who died in afghanistan in 2006 may have had not only his cell phone tapped into by the news of the world, but also his e-mail. >> they hacked into a dead soldier. this is despicable. what else can you say? what on earth do they think they're going to find. >> in the words of the prime minister, people trust the police to protect them, politicians to represent them, and the press to inform them. and, he says, the british public has been failed by all three. and, amy, this storiens to spread, to spread to the united states where one of the most senior executives now runs dow jones in new york but used to run this operation and possibly to spread to other newspapers. it's no exaggeration to say it threatens british tabloid journalism as we know it. >>> thanks for the latest. time now with a check of your weekend weather with bill karins >>> a good saturday morning to you. i'm meteorologist chuck bell. welcome to your weekend. no need to worry about severe weather today. after the thunderstorms blew through here yesterday, weather has improved. a clear sky overh
with afghanistan, and over the years the number has gone up steadily. in the first few years in the strikes of 2,042,007 they're just a handful and then we see it going up in 2010. the obama administration rising at a policy never fully publicly articulated. 118 strikes last year and 45 so far this year. the pakistanis said a couple of months ago that they wanted him stopped them stopped and they ordered the cia out in their base in pakistan were some of the strikes are being launched. by my reckoning there is than a dozen since then. so has this been done like the enlightened raid against the will of the pakistan government? put the whole thing in a different legal contextualization. we don't know that for sure but we know the americans are defensive about in last month for example john brennan tried to relay concerns he took to new targeting procedure and he said that in the past year there hasn't been a single collateral death because of the exceptional proficiency precision of the capabilities we have been able to develop. in other words because they have been checking much more carefully th
study that found that the cost of the war -- that cumulative cost of the wars in iraq and afghanistan will but did up to -- it will be up to $4.2 trillion. i think it is a very taft common -- apt comment. he said that there may be odd tricks ready to go. what will act on the fiscal side, when we had the stimulus package, we at $800 billion. and it was a scramble of what to do with the money. why is it that the fiscal authority what do not have a well thought out plan in place that if we hit this level of project -- unemployment, we have these projects ready. the economy would be much more about -- able to rebound. the stimulus, that was not just handouts. these were funds for projects. there's some projects that are short term, but on the infrastructure side, these are certainly large enough -- coda new york city and spend a few days there. you confided up potholes' that need fixing, which employ a lot of people. host: this is from london of twitter. -- linda a look twitter. guest: that speaks to the declining standard of living that we have in the unemployment market where people tak
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